Fancy yourself an aficionado of all things 1970s? Always been enamored with the era’s kitschy-chic architecture and décor — period details like wall-to-wall ochre carpet, a Roman-style soaking tub and cozy sunken living room spotlighted by a striking black marble and stacked-stone fireplace, for instance? Well, if you’ve got an extra $12 million burning a hole in your proverbial pocket, this nifty retro mansion in the tony Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills might be the ideal spot to put down stakes.
Nestled on a just under a half-acre — and crescent-shaped to capture city lights views and frame the pool and grounds — the house was designed by noted modernist architect Raul F. Garduno and built in 1971. Meticulously preserved and updated through the years, the place features four bedrooms and four bathrooms sprawled across 5,000 square feet of minimalist living space that’s currently used as a roaming showroom by contemporary design gallery The Future Perfect.
Fronted by a spacious motorcourt, the low-rise structure is accented by a flat roof and eye-catching vertical slat wall. Dark wood doors open to an entryway boasting the aforementioned orangey carpet, plus a wood-paneled ceiling with track lighting and a large picture window. From there, steps descend to a cozy sunken living room sporting a floor-to-ceiling black marble and stacked-stone fireplace, brick accent wall and sliders opening to the backyard.
An open hallway leads to an elevated dining room with a brick wall and an alcove displaying an indoor garden, while a sleek kitchen topped by a skylight features dark wood cabinetry, stainless appliances and an adjacent breakfast nook with a blue wall for a pop of color in the largely earth-toned house. A fireside media room is decorated with the original cork wall covering, and a primary suite contains a sitting area, walk-in closet and luxe bath adorned with a funky Roman-Style tub.
Elsewhere in the house are three additional bedrooms — two of which share a Jack-and-Jill bath — plus a lower level that, per the listing, could be used as an office, gym or playroom. In the backyard, a curved pool mimicking the home’s crescent shape is surrounded by a sundeck; there’s also a grassy yard, al fresco dining area and an outdoor fireplace.
Joseph Cilic of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.